Detailed module information
Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.
The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.
Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook, for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.
Modelling and Control of Multi-body Mechanical Systems
Basic vector calculus; Newtonian mechanics; Holonomic and nonholonomic systems; Control of nonholonomic systems; Kinematics of rigid body motion; Dynamics of rigid body motion; Variational principles and analytical mechanics: Calculus of variations and Lagrange multipliers, Euler-Lagrange differential equations, Virtual work, D'Alembert's principle, Hamilton's principle and Lagrangian equations of motion; Control by energy shaping and damping injection; Multibody building software.
4th ed., New York : Dover Publications
3rd ed., San Francisco ; London ; Addison Wesley
Schaum's outline of theory and problems of Lagrangian dynamics : with a treatment of Euler's equations of motion, Hamilton's equations and Hamilton's principle
New York : Schaum Pub. Co